Open Theatre take you through an improvisation with newspapers they use during their workshops with young people.

While the lockdown continues, we’re thrilled that our friends at Open Theatre Company have been finding creative ways to continue with their work.

Every week, they’ll be creating new “Open Theatre Opens Up” videos offering an insight into the way they work, and as one of our long-term partners, we wanted to help spread the word by sharing what they’ve created. Find out more about the project here.

Based in Coventry, Open Theatre works with young people with learning disabilities, using mostly non-verbal techniques. Following our temporary closure in March, their show The Twisted Tale of Hansel and Gretel was one of the first we had to cancel, but they’ve responded quickly to the situation, and we hope that you enjoy seeing what they’ve been up to during lockdown as much as we have.

In their third video, Mel, Holly and Kitty explain more about improvisation with newspapers – a fun activity they like to do during their workshops, which you might like to try out at home. Look out for more videos coming every Friday!